7 current Real Madrid players who are club legends

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Real Madrid, Luka Modric
Real Madrid, Luka Modric (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Luka Modric

We have the player who is raising his stock with every passing game. At 36 years of age, Luka Modric is aging like fine wine. If Real Madrid is in the final of the Champions League this season, a large contributing factor has been the 36-year-young Croatian football genius.

Modric is a club legend, there is no denying the fact. But, he still has playing years ahead of him. The club is sure about extending the maestro’s contract for another year. And, who knows he might keep this up until 40. If he somehow perfected the false 9 role he was assigned in El Clasico, he’d have easily been the closest thing to Alfredo Di Stefano that new-age Madridistas had ever seen.

Luka Modric is undeniably one of the best active midfielders in world football currently. His playmaking abilities are second to none. He is one of the bests in holding off the opposition’s press and is silky smooth with his touches and distribution. His outside of boot passes and shots are one of those sights in football that one could watch for hours. Most importantly, he is a clutch, big-game player. Look no far than his performances against PSG, Chelsea, and Manchester City, the three defining European games of the season.

Moreover, Lukita is a proud inheritor of the famous Real Madrid DNA. He has been carved into the holy Madridlore with his moments of magic. He was a vital part of the famous squad that lifted the coveted La Decima or the 10th European Cup for Real Madrid. Very famously, he was the one who took the corner for Sergio Ramos’s 92:48 equalizing goal. After that, he stayed an integral part of the side that achieved the Champions League three-peat between 2015/16 and 2017/18.

His list of trophies with the club accounts for a total of 19 major titles that include four Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, and three LaLiga titles alongside other titles. He also won the Ballon d’Or in 2018 and the UEFA best player in Europe and FIFA’s best men’s player in the same year for his heroics with Real Madrid and his national side, Croatia. Whenever his Real Madrid career comes to an end, it’d be a harsh, harsh day for Madridistas to live through.